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Descriptor in English: Microsporida
Descriptor in Spanish: Microsporida
Descriptor in Portuguese: Microsporida
Descriptor in French: Microsporida
Entry term(s): Microsporidas
Tree number(s): B01.300.360.500.500
Scope note: An order of parasitic FUNGI found mostly in ARTHROPODS; FISHES; and in some VERTEBRATES including humans. It comprises two suborders: Pansporoblastina and APANSPOROBLASTINA.
Annotation: do not confuse with the fungal phylum MICROSPORIDIA; infection: coordinate IM with MICROSPORIDIOSIS (IM); coordinate with specific fungal terms (ANTIGENS, FUNGAL, etc) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 1992
DeCS UI: 29965
Descriptor UI: D016816
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Microsporida - Preferred
Concept UI M0025609
Scope note An order of parasitic FUNGI found mostly in ARTHROPODS; FISHES; and in some VERTEBRATES including humans. It comprises two suborders: Pansporoblastina and APANSPOROBLASTINA.
Preferred term Microsporida
Entry term(s) Microsporidas



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